The director looks back at The Prisoner Of Azkaban
I’d like to share this interview, though it’s from a few years ago, because it’s very insightful on what the production of Harry Potter is like.
and to you, if you have stuck with harry until the very end. xxx
See, Rowling largely operates Harry’s generation in a clear system of parallels to the previous generation, Marauders and all. Harry is his father—Quidditch star, a little pig-headed sometimes, an excellent leader. Ron is Sirius Black—snarky and fun, loyal to a fault, mired in self-doubts. Hermione is Remus Lupin—book smart and meticulous, always level-headed, unfailingly perceptive. Ginny is Lily Evans—a firecracker, clever and kind, unwilling to take excuses. Draco Malfoy is Severus Snape—a natural foil to Harry, pretentious, possessed of the frailest ego and also deeper sense of right and wrong when it counts. And guess what? Neville Longbottom is Peter Pettigrew.
Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.
Eternelle’s feat. Gillywater - super high resolution images of Diagon Alley thanks to Collider.com! Here’s the full article with over 100 images. Make sure to follow ThemeParkHipsters for more images & updates as PotterWatch continues through July 8th!
If you haven’t heard of the new Gillywater drink yet, you purchase a bottle of the base Gillywater, and then add one of the Elixers of Refreshment, combining them to make a flavored drink rumored to have magical benefits. Flavors available will include Fire Protection Potion, Babbling Beverage, Draught of Peace, and Elixer to Induce Euphoria. You can see some more photos at TouringPlans.com.
previews of diagon alley thanks to instagram!
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new diagon alley details thanks to buzzfeed!
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the big seven + etymology
Happy Father’s Day, Arthur Weasley!